The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 7.6% between 2021 and 2031. Increase in healthcare sector is expected to increase the demand for barcode scanners over the assessment period.
Despite challenges posed by COVID-19 outbreak, the barcode scanner demand increased with a rapid shift from handheld laser scanning to imaging solutions.
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North America will remain as a leading market, accounting for over 30% value share in 2021. Barcode scanner demand outlook for North America is expected to remain positive with the healthcare sector touted as leading contributor.
The global barcode scanner market is estimated to be valued worth US$ 7 Bn in 2021, according to FMI. The market is expected to register robust growth on the backdrop of healthy demand from retail, e-commerce and logistics, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors.
Laser-based scanner is expected to remain as the prime technology. Laser scanners are widely used in regions with established manufacturing and retail sectors such as Western Europe and North America. By the 2021-end, laser scanners are estimated to accounts for 32.3% revenue share of the market and will continue to be the most preferred barcode reader technology throughout the assessment period.
Portable/Handheld Barcode Scanner Sales Poised to Surge
The portable/handheld segment (includes rugged, cordless, automatic, PDA and other scanners) is projected to increase at a CAGR of 5.7% over the forecast period. By technology, the camera-based reader segment is projected to gain 430 basis points during the forecast period due to increasing demand from the retail and manufacturing sectors in North America.
The healthcare end-use segment is projected to gain more than 350 basis points during the forecast period due to increasing demand for barcode scanners in hospitals in North America.
However, camera-based reader is anticipated to see the fast adoption as these scanners are innovative and configured with advanced 2D imaging technology. Based on product type, portable/handheld scanners are expected to remain top choices of barcode scanners amongst consumers over the forecast period.
Owing to characteristics such as faster print speed and versatility, demand for portable/handheld barcode scanners is rapidly increasing in various parts of the world. Use of barcode scanners in the retail and commercial sector continues to be the highest and is expected account for a major chunk of revenue over the forecast period. Meanwhile, the healthcare industry is swiftly adopting the barcode technology as well.
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Amongst regions, markets in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) and North America are expected to exhibit high growth potentials. In APEJ, China and India are projected to achieve impressive growth of their barcode scanner market. By 2017-end, the region is projected to account for a revenue share of 29.5%, which is expected to increase to 33.8% towards the end of the forecast period.
By Product Type
- Rugged Scanners
- PDA Scanners
- Automatic Readers
- Fixed Position
- Stationary Scanners
- Presentation Scanners
- Automatic Readers
By End Use
- Retail & Commercial
- General Manufacturing
- Logistics & Warehouse
- Commercial Aviation
- Pen Type Reader
- Laser Scanner
- CCD (Charge Coupled Device) Readers
- Camera Based Reader
- Omni Directional Barcode Scanner
- Smartphone Based Scanner
- RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Technology
- North America
- Latin America
- Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
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Market players are targeting APEJ as their key sales region. Zebra Technologies Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., DataLogics S.P.A, Cognex Corporation, OCOM Technologies, Wasp Barcode Technologies, JC Square Inc., SATO Holdings Corporation, Scandit AG and Toshiba TEC Corporation are some of leading companies profiled in the FMI report.